Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients [API] Market size

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients [API] Market Analysis, Segmentation, Growth, Future Trends, Demands, Emerging Technology by Regional Forecast to 2027


[150+ Pages Research Report] According to the recent analysis research report; the global Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients [API] Market in 2020 was approximately USD 164 Billion. The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.7% and is anticipated to reach around USD 320 Billion by 2027. Top market players are Merck & Co., Inc., Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Sanofi, Pfizer, Inc., Novartis AG, Mylan N.V., Lonza, WuXi AppTec Co., Ltd., Piramal Pharma Solutions, Hisun USA, Inc., Ipca Laboratories Ltd., AbbVie, Inc., Alembic Pharmaceuticals Limited, BASF SE, Biocon Ltd

Growth Factors:

An active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) is any substance or mixture of substances used in a finished pharmaceutical product (FPP) that is intended to provide pharmacological action or to otherwise have a direct impact in the diagnosis, remedy, mitigation, therapy, or prevention of disease, or to have a direct effect in repairing, correcting, or altering physiological functions in humans. The growth of the global active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) market can be ascribed to increase in incidence & rise in prevalence of various diseases; and surge in funding from government organizations and large corporates for developing active pharmaceutical ingredients (API).

 North America dominated the global active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) market in 2020 and the trend is anticipated to continue during the forecast period. Presence of major market players, significant healthcare expenditure, and early availability of new products drive the market in North America. Additionally, large patient base in the U.S. and surge in the number of active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) suppliers propel the market in the country.

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APIs represent biologically-active substances and primary components for drug manufacturing. The production of APIs globally is mainly concentrated to developing nations due to their capability to scale production as per customization and low-cost manufacturing. The API market is slated to gain from increasing focus on generic and branded drugs as a result of rising prevalence of non-communicable and chronic medical conditions due to lifestyle changes and rapid urbanization. The market growth is anticipated to be augmented further from the transition away from conventional manufacturing techniques, rising investment in drug discovery, and strong adherence to product quality. The market is also benefitting from increasing influx of generic drugs that are produced following permission of a pharmaceutical company for creating the own version of the medicine. The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting disruptions in supply chain are driving various governments to boycott sourcing of APIs from China. Despite these challenges, the API market is bound to progress ahead swiftly due to positive factors like pending approval of various generic and blockbuster drugs that rely on APIs.

Key Players:

This report provides detailed company profiles of the key market players. This research report also highlights the competitive landscape of the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients [API] market and ranks noticeable companies as per their occurrence in diverse regions across globe and crucial developments initiated by them in the market space. This research study also tracks and evaluates competitive developments, such as collaborations, partnerships, and agreements, mergers and acquisitions; novel product introductions and developments, promotion strategies and Research and Development (R&D) activities in the marketplace. The competitive profiling of these players includes business and financial overview, gross margin, production, sales, and recent developments which can aid in assessing competition in the market.

Some of the prominent players in the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients [API] market include: Merck & Co., Inc., Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Sanofi, Pfizer, Inc., Novartis AG, Mylan N.V., Lonza, WuXi AppTec Co., Ltd., Piramal Pharma Solutions, Hisun USA, Inc., Ipca Laboratories Ltd., AbbVie, Inc., Alembic Pharmaceuticals Limited, BASF SE, Biocon Ltd., Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Cambrex Corporation, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd., Eli Lilly and Company, and GlaxoSmithKline plc.

Unravelling the Critical Segments

This research report offers market revenue, sales volume, production assessment and prognoses by classifying it on the basis of various aspects including product type, application/end-user, and region. Further, this research study investigates market size, production, consumption and its development trends at global, regional, and country level for period 2017 to 2027 and covers subsequent region in its scope:

Global Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) Market: Segmentation

  • Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) Market, by Manufacture Type
    • In House Manufacturing
    • Contract Manufacturing
  • Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) Market, by Drug Type
    • Branded or Innovative Prescription Drugs
    • Generic Prescription Drugs
    • Over-the-counter (OTC) Drugs
  • Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) Market, by API Type
    • Synthetic
    • Biological
    • Plant Extracts
  • Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) Market, by Application
    • Anti-infective
    • Cardiovascular
    • Neurological
    • Metabolic Disorder
    • Respiratory
    • Oncology
    • Others
  • Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) Market, by End User
    • Pharmaceutical & Biotechnological Industry
    • CROs
    • CMOs
    • Others

Regional Segmentation:

– North America Region (U.S., Canada, Mexico)

– Europe Region (Germany, UK, France, Russia, Italy, Rest of Europe)

– Asia-Pacific Region (China, Japan, South Korea, India, Southeast Asia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)

– South America Region (Brazil, Argentina, Columbia, Rest of South America)

– The Middle East & Africa Region (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Nigeria, South Africa, Rest of MEA)

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Despite unprecedented implications of the COVID-19 outbreak, the market will gain impetus amidst soaring investment towards sophistication of the healthcare sector. The market survey offers compelling insights into key factors enabling growth through the assessment period. It underscores hidden opportunities across diverse segments. Besides uncovering hidden opportunities, the report presents exclusive insights into challenges posing threat to growth. Alongside this, it offers recommendations to navigate through unforeseen hindrances in the future, while keeping the business afloat.

Scope of the Study

This Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients [API] market report studies market dynamics, status and outlook especially in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa. This research report offers scenario and forecast (revenue/volume), and categorizes market by players, Manufacture Type, Drug Type, API Type, Application, End User, and region. This report also studies global market prominence, competitive landscape, market share, growth rate market dynamics such as drivers, restraints and opportunities, and distributors and sales channel.

This research study also integrates Industry Chain analysis and Porter’s Five Forces Analysis. Further, this report offers competitive scenario which comprises collaborations, market concentration rate and expansions, mergers & acquisitions undertaken by companies.

Final Report will add the analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on this industry.

Important years considered for this report:

Historical Years: 2017-2019

Base Year: 2020

Forecast Period: 2021-2027

Key Points Covered in Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients [API] Market Survey

  • Demand will remain high in the U.S., backed by favourable reimbursement policies and presence of some of the leading market players.
  • Europe will continue showcasing high demand. Sales will remain high, especially in the U.K., Germany, France, and other countries.
  • China and India will exhibit high demand for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients [API], backed by expanding healthcare sector.
  • Focus on research and development will increase in Brazil, creating opportunities for the expansion of the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients [API] market.
  • Hospitals are expected to showcase higher demand for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients [API] on account of greater access to advanced technologies and higher footfall of patients.
  • Driven by the presence of some of the leading pharmaceutical producers, demand in the Japan Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients [API] market will continue increasing at a high pace.

Some of the key highlights covered in the report include:

  • Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients [API] Market Demand-Supply Analysis -The report covers detailed insights into demand and supply forces prevailing in the global Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients [API] market. It examines trends and factors influencing demand for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients [API] globally and gauges the impact of the same on the production.
  • Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients [API] Pricing Analysis – The report presents exclusive pricing analysis. It compares pricing strategies adopted by the leading market players and identifies the most remunerative strategies.
  • Market Segmentation – The report segments the global market in terms of diverse criteria. It identifies the leading segment within each category and identifies growth drivers and restraints affecting growth across each segment.
  • Regional Analysis – The report segments the market in terms of North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World in terms of region. It has chapters exclusively dedicated to analyzing growth trends across each region. It identifies growth drivers as well challenges affecting demand for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients [API] across the world.
  • Competitive Analysis – Some of the leading market players are profiled in the report on Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients [API]. The report offers estimation of share individually helps by the market players and determines the impact of some of their popular strategies.
  • COVID-19 Impact Analysis – This chapter is exclusively dedicated to gauging how the market has evolved or will develop in the post-pandemic era.
  • Growth Recommendations – In the end, the report presents valuable recommendations to ready businesses for unforeseen challenges in the near future.

Why should you invest in this report?

If you are aiming to enter the global Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients [API] market, this report is a comprehensive guide that provides crystal clear insights into this niche market. All the major application areas for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients [API] are covered in this report and information is given on the important regions of the world where this market is likely to boom during the forecast period of 2021-2027 so that you can plan your strategies to enter this market accordingly.

Besides, through this report, you can have a complete grasp of the level of competition you will be facing in this hugely competitive market and if you are an established player in this market already, this report will help you gauge the strategies that your competitors have adopted to stay as market leaders in this market. For new entrants to this market, the voluminous data provided in this report is invaluable.

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